Denis Villeneuve, the director of the upcoming Dune reboot has revealed his thoughts on David Lynch’s version of the film.
David Lynch is widely considered to be one of the best filmmakers of his generation but one of his early films nearly stopped his career in its tracks. Based on the novel of the same name, Dune was the third feature-length film to be directed by David Lynch which sadly did not work out the way anyone had hoped. The film was panned by critics and was a box office bomb. Since then the director has distanced himself from the project and even the reboot’s director has mixed feelings on it.
Back in 2017, it was confirmed that Denis Villeneuve was set to direct the new adaptation of Dune. The director had been making a name for himself thanks to films like Prisoners, Arrival, and Blade Runner 2047. When asked about his thoughts on the David Lynch version of Dune, Villeneuve had nothing but good things to say about the director but revealed to Empire Magazine that he had mixed feelings on the film itself:
“I’m a big David Lynch fan, he’s the master. When I saw [Lynch]’s Dune I remember being excited, but his take… there are parts that I love and other elements that I am less comfortable with. So it’s like, I remember being half-satisfied. That’s why I was thinking to myself, ‘There’s still a movie that needs to be made about that book, just a different sensibility.’”
What do you all make of Denis Villeneuve’s words? What did you think of David Lynch’s version of Dune? Let us know what you think in the comments below!
A synopsis of Dune reads as follows:
Set in the distant future, Dune tells the story of Paul Atreides whose family accepts control of the desert planet Arrakis. As the only producer of a highly valuable resource, control of Arrakis is highly contested among the noble families. After Paul and his family are betrayed, the story explores themes of politics, religion, and man’s relationship to nature as Paul leads a rebellion to restore his family’s control of Arrakis.
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